One of my fondest childhood memories other than finger painting with chocolate pudding in kindergarten is when I was in 4th grade and the Harlem Globetrotters came to town and we got to take a field trip to see them at Kemper Arena in Kansas City. I remember I was laughing and having a great time and then I ended up like the kid in the picture.I ended up part of the show and actually helped the Globetrotters perform the world famous bucket of water trick. I can honestly say to this day I enjoy seeing the Harlem Globetrotters in person and they are coming to the Great Plains Coliseum on January 23rd at 7:00 pm. This year the Harlem Globetrotter feature a new crop of stars including something they haven't had in almost decades a female is part of the 2012 Globetrotters roster.

The 2012 Harlem Globetrotters rookie class includes Paul “Tiny” Sturgess, the world’s tallest pro basketball player at 7-8, Jonte “Too Tall” Hall, the shortest Globetrotter ever at 5-2, and Fatima “TNT” Maddox of Temple University, the team’s first female player since 1993 and ninth female in team history.

The new Globetrotters also feature the top three finishers from the 2011 College Slam Dunk Contest, including the reigning champ Jacob “Hops” Tucker. At 5-10, Tucker sports a 50-inch vertical leap, and his YouTube videos have garnered well over four million views. Tucker joins slam dunk runner-up John “Jet” Williams of UNC-Asheville and semifinalist Darnell “Spider” Wilks .

Tickets for the Harlem Globetrotters performance here in Lawton range from $25.00 - $60.00 and can be purchased online here or by calling the Great Plains Coliseum at 1-580-357-1483 this is an event the whole family can enjoy and if your son or daughter wants to be a ball boy for the January 23rd performance get out to Jumpin' Jax behind Bingo Country and get registered, the winner receives an Autographed Harlem Globetrotters ball, VIP Seating and of course you will be part of the show.